‘Bebeah’ was Alexander Munro’s winery and label and operated from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. We have revived the brand and will release a 2014 Shiraz and 2015 Semillon in early September. These two wines will only be available to wine club members and not the general public. Production of each wine is only 300 six bottle cases and feature a retro label. After searching every possible avenue, we couldn’t find an old label copy and have had our graphic designer come up with the style pictured below. The crest symbolises four facets of his life, the sailing ship for his voyage to Australia in 1830, the convict arrow, a bunch of grapes for his winemaking life and the Munro clan Eagle for his Scottish heritage.
The 2005 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon—Aged Release has taken out the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards ‘BEST SEMILLON’ Trophy. Unfortunately this wine is sold out but will reward those lucky to have a few bottles in their cellar.
Meerea Park has retained the highest possible rating in James Halliday’s prestigious 2014 Australian Wine Companion with 5 red stars and red name.
2006 ‘Terracotta’ Semillon
Best Dry White Wine Currently Available
Best Named Vineyard White Wine
Best Named Vineyard Wine (Overall)
Best Dry White Wine of the Show
2006 ‘Terracotta’ Semillon – Class 27
2005 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon – Class 27
2006 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon – Class 27
2009 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon – Class 27
2007 ‘Alexander Munro’ Semillon – Class 27
The 2006 ‘Terracotta’ Semillon has won a Gold medal at the 2013 Six Nations Wine Challenge. It was judged in third place overall from the International field in the Other White Varieties class.
“Glowing green-gold; generous lemon and lemon tart flavours are braced by typical acidity. The vines are grown on red basalt/clay soils that limit the yield, and provide the seamless texture and structure – a seriously good wine, still in second gear.” The weekend Australian 15th November 2013.
‘Meerea Park, while taking a modern approach to winemaking, can trace our winemaking roots in the Hunter Valley back to the 1850’s when Alexander Munro, our great-great-grandfather established the ‘Bebeah’ vineyard at Singleton.’
Our ‘Individual Vineyard’ range labels bear the image of an ornate drinking fountain and gas street lamp that Alexander Munro commissioned, had made in Scotland and then shipped to Singleton in the Hunter Valley. He dontated it to the town upon his retirement as Singleton’s first mayor.